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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
April 08, 1781
Volume 15, Page 433


April 8th, 1781.


I have agreeable to the temporary arrangement of the officers of this State issued my instructions, to the Officers taking charge of each regiment to receive the drafts of the several districts, and march them with their officers to general Rendezvous at Hillsborough where I shall meet them, and as soon as may be make you a return. The distressed condition of that neighbourhood, the probable route of the enemy and the supply of arms would make our rendezvous to the eastward more convenient for provisions, more in the way of the enemy, and in all probability get sooner supplied with arms, &c. However, this is from a supposition that the arms were yet to be borrowed from Virginia, as I understood from Col. Martin. Nothing shall be wanting on my part to defer one hour in equipping them for the field.

That I had some money I think would be quite necessary, a considerable arrearrage is also due to the officers who are desirous of being paid.

I am, Sir, with due respect Your most Obedient Servant,